WHO WE ARE?
Equality for Peace and Development Organization (EPDO) is an Afghan non-profit, non-governmental organization registered with the Ministry of Economy and has a membership of ACBAR. The NGO was founded in 2010 to empower Afghan youth in their communities and advocate for them at the policy level. EPDO’s work aims for Afghanistan to be a peaceful, prosperous, and welfare state. One in which each citizen enjoys equal rights free of any form of discrimination. EPDO’s aspirations for youth and civil societies to become active agents in securing their needs at the community and policy levels, to build coalitions and networks, and advocate for humanitarian work, inclusive human rights, and peace. Afghanistan is one of the world’s most complex emergencies and the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. The country’s crisis is multi-layered, coming from political tensions, poverty resulting in extreme food insecurity, economic decline because of mass unemployment, and natural disasters like droughts and floods.